After their prolonged efforts to save a beloved horse failed in early 2018, Jane Lipington and Donald MacIntyre accepted that she would die in a matter of minutes. As a result, the English horse owners felt it only fair to let her equine partner and stablemate to say his goodbyes. It was long faces all round but then something miraculous happened.
Lipington, 60, and her husband MacIntyre, 68, own a farm at Langridge, near Bath in Somerset, England. The pair share their land with many animals, including 23 Shire horses. The married team has reared this rare breed for the last ten years. Consequently, the couple greatly value each and every one of their equine charges.
So it must have come as quite a blow when they came across one of them in deep distress in January 2018. Despite having so many in their stud, Lipington and MacIntyre still had their favorite steeds. One of them was a female named Beatrice. Later that month, MacIntyre spoke to U.K. tabloid the Daily Mail about the horse, saying, “She’s the best mare we have.”